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Verdun
La Porte Chaussée
La Porte Chaussée
Coat of arms of Verdun
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Meuse
Area1 31.03 km2 (11.98 sq mi)
Population (2012) 18,327
 • Density 590.62/km2 (1,529.70/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 55545 /55100
Elevation 194–330 m (636–1,083 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Verdun-quai-londres
Quai de Londres

Verdun is a commune in Lorraine. About 18,000 people live there. It is the sub-prefecture of the Meuse department and lies on the river of the same name. It has a long history. The city is known for its Dragées, a confectionery which contain either almonds or anise seeds. The London Quai (Quai de Londres) is named in honor of the British capital that financed the city's reconstruction after Word War I.

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